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Poster: brewster Date: Aug 25, 2004 12:41pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: legal question - streaming?

sorry to say, I suggest you ask a lawyer. As a book on digital copyright said (roughly) that even copyright lawyers dont really know copyright law, so the idea of asking us a legal question is probably not the right way to go.

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Poster: dbp11 Date: Aug 26, 2004 12:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: legal question - streaming?

I wondered about this myself. I don't know why it wouldn't be legal, assuming that all the shows from the archive.org are legal - which I believe they are by virtue of the open recording policy of all the bands. But then again... like the previous poster said... you probably need to talk to a lawyer.

In a related question - I wonder if it is legal to set up a streaming server - not let anyone else know about it... and stream whatever the heck you want since it really is for your own personal use. Storage of all media types on a central server for remote access is, in my opinion, a very justifiable personal use.

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Poster: chops11 Date: Aug 26, 2004 1:32am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: legal question - streaming?

One of the things to think about is if the streaming of the shows is benefitting the owner of the site or anyone else in any way. If traffic is being drawn to the site, and the site has banners or is promoting selling other CDs or web design or anything of that nature, it is using the bands show for profit, which is very not legal. Just be careful with that aspect. Make sure that all the site is is a streaming site and there are no personal gains.

cheers
ed

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Poster: bleblanc Date: Aug 26, 2004 3:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: legal question - streaming?

Another issue is that permission for most of these bands was granted explicitly to Archive.org (see the band's section and the wording for each one) - so hosting or streaming at another location might require sending them another request...

-Brad

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Poster: eminence Date: Aug 26, 2004 1:36pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: legal question - streaming?

The Greatful Dead appear to have a blanket policy that is addressed to all "MP3 site operators" while Spearhead's policy specificly mentions "archive.org". So might I have to get permission from bands like Spearhead?

the streaming station and site is purely personal non-profit. in fact, I wasn't planing on making the server public (and give the address only to friends who i know would enjoy my type of music)